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Summary Statistics Between Traits

Select menu: Stats | QTLs (linkage/Association) | Data Exploration | Phenotypic Data | Summary Statistic Multi-traits

Use this to produce a scatter plot matrix and correlations for trait means for a selection of traits. The scatter plot matrix and correlations can be evaluated for a single environment or averaged over multiple environments.

  1. After you have imported your data, from the menu select 
    Stats | QTLs (linkage/Association) | Data Exploration | Phenotypic Data | Summary Statistic Multi-traits.
  2. Fill in the fields as required then click Run.

Available data

This lists data structures appropriate to the current input field. Double-click a name to copy it to the current input field or type the name. If data has been stored in a QTL data space then only the data structures present within the data space will be displayed in the available data, otherwise all the current data within Genstat will be displayed. When data are present within the QTL data space you can right-click on the Available data list to open a shortcut menu where you can change between displaying data only within the data space and all data within Genstat.

Trait means

A list of variates specifying the trait means to be used in the scatter plot matrix and the calculation of the correlations.

Genotype factor

A factor specifying the genotypes for the traits.

Environment factor

A factor specifying the different environments. When the environment factor is selected its levels or labels will be displayed in the Calculate statistics for list where you can select an environment or average to calculate statistics averaged over all environments.


This specifies what summary statistics are displayed.

Correlations Calculates the correlations between the traits.
Correlation plot Produces a shade plot of the correlations.
Scatter plot matrix Produces a scatter plot matrix between the traits .
Biplot Produces a biplot.

Action buttons

Run Produce the graphs and/or correlations.
Cancel Close the dialog without further changes.
Defaults Reset options to the default settings. Clicking the right mouse on this button produces a shortcut menu where you can choose to set the options using the currently stored defaults or the Genstat default settings.

Action Icons

Pin Controls whether to keep the dialog open when you click Run. When the pin is down  the dialog will remain open, otherwise when the pin is up  the dialog will close.
Restore Restore names into edit fields and default settings.
Clear Clear all fields and list boxes.
Help Open the Help topic for this dialog.

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Updated on April 18, 2019

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